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49ers in talks to trade No. 13 and No. 31 picks

Pro Football Rumors logo Pro Football Rumors 4/20/2020 Zach Links, Pro Football Rumors
John Lynch wearing a suit and tie: Will 49ers general manager John Lynch attempt to build draft capital by entirely trading out of the first round? © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Will 49ers general manager John Lynch attempt to build draft capital by entirely trading out of the first round?

The 49ers are talking trade. They’re taking calls on both of their first round picks at Nos. 13 and 31 overall, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets, and they’re open dealing one or both those choices.

For months, the Niners have stood out as an obvious trade-down candidate. With no picks in the second, third or fourth rounds, they’re eager to replenish their stockpile. After No. 31, their next pick doesn’t come until No. 156.

The 49ers turned their draft depth into edge rusher Dee Ford and wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (now with the Saints). Earlier this year, they shipped defensive lineman DeForest Buckner to the Colts, bringing them the No. 13 overall pick – ammo they desperately needed.

John Lynch wearing a suit and tie: Will 49ers general manager John Lynch attempt to build draft capital by entirely trading out of the first round? © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Will 49ers general manager John Lynch attempt to build draft capital by entirely trading out of the first round?

That No. 13 pick could put them in range for an elite wide receiver, like Oklahoma star CeeDee Lamb. As tempting as that might be, they have other needs to address, including cornerback, interior offensive line, and defensive tackle.

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